The Positive Side of Leading Under Pressure

The Positive Side of Leading Under Pressure

As I write this, we’re three days from our church’s big Grand Opening at our new location. Our church is seven years old. We’ve met in an office, a hotel, a college campus, two movie theaters, and for the last three years, a leased location. Almost a...
Overcoming Three Big Leadership Fears

Overcoming Three Big Leadership Fears

I’m a leader. And it’s likely that you are too, whether you’re in an officially recognized leadership position or not. Leadership is influence, and it’s pretty much guaranteed you’re influencing people – employees, kids, a spouse, a...
3 Pillars of Persuasive Public Speaking

3 Pillars of Persuasive Public Speaking

There is a relationship that exists between a speaker / teacher / preacher and his or her audience. The entire experience is built on three pillars and whether people remember what you say and act on it depends on these three factors: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos...
The Best Leaders Are Broken Leaders

The Best Leaders Are Broken Leaders

I am broken. I lead a community of broken people called a church. And we often say, unapologetically, that we are a community of the broken who have good news for the broken. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t mean that we’re “broken” in the...
5 Marks of a Mature Leader

5 Marks of a Mature Leader

Your body’s physical maturity typically peaks in early adulthood, but your spiritual maturity will keep growing even into eternity. If you serve in any leadership capacity for very long, you’re going to have to grow in maturity over time to be able to...
The Right Decision is Better Than a Quick Decision

The Right Decision is Better Than a Quick Decision

If you aspire to lead an organization with greater confidence, you’ve no doubt felt the pressure to be the bold decision maker – the one out front ready to charge into the fray. The problem is, sometimes we charge ahead, ignoring the pitfalls, traps, and...
The ONE Big Key to Becoming a Successful Person

The ONE Big Key to Becoming a Successful Person

One key? Is that even possible? Many of the books I’ve read and the speakers I’ve listened to have listed out way more than one key. Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success offers 17 Principles of Personal Achievement. Grant Cardone teaches about a dozen...
8 Gifts to "Pour Into" the Leaders You're Developing

8 Gifts to "Pour Into" the Leaders You're Developing

It’s great to be “pouring into” people. That’s a popular phrase in today’s leadership environment. I’ve used it because I like the word picture of it. Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposed to be passing along to others. But...

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